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If you have internet and DSL or have had in the...

If you have internet and DSL or have had in the past with the phone line, look for "DSL filters" on the line. There should be no DSL filter between the alarm and the outside line.
09-18-17, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Bill190

AFCI protects against sparks/arcs/fire. GFCI...

AFCI protects against sparks/arcs/fire.

GFCI protects against people/animals being electrocuted.
09-17-17, 08:36 AM
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Views: 855
Posted By Bill190

You need to use the RECOMMENDED type of transfer...

You need to use the RECOMMENDED type of transfer switch the manufacturer of the generator says to use and only make modifications to the generator the manufacturer approves.

Quite a bit to all...
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Posted By Bill190

I would call ipDatatel and ask. Note they...

I would call ipDatatel and ask.

Note they also make an internet only communicator.
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Posted By Bill190

Actually TV news reporters have the best...

Actually TV news reporters have the best information on these laws... Because they are video and audio recording people everywhere! The following covers differing laws in each state...
(Generally...
09-06-17, 07:20 AM
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Views: 890
Posted By Bill190

The problem is called "voltage drop"! Too...

The problem is called "voltage drop"!

Too small of a wire size run to the barn... Voltage my start out at 120 volts, then be 80 volts at the air compressor. (I'm leaving out a LOT of details, but...
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Views: 1,327
Posted By Bill190

Ipdatatel and Geoarm for monitoring (self or...

Ipdatatel and Geoarm for monitoring (self or central station) are good choices.

GEOARMĀ® - Alarm Monitoring & Home Security Systems (http://www.geoarm.com)

The safewatch Pro 3000 is the alarm...
07-19-17, 08:49 AM
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Views: 446
Posted By Bill190

Note: As for local electrical code, your local...

Note: As for local electrical code, your local electrical inspector's office usually has hours where you can go and ask questions. Take plenty of pictures and take plans/drawings, then go ask if what...
07-19-17, 08:39 AM
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Views: 603
Posted By Bill190

Generally it will damage electronic stuff like...

Generally it will damage electronic stuff like you mentioned. All of those things above have electronics in them.

Lightning does not typically damage old fashioned things like an old electric...
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Posted By Bill190

The guy at the parts store is not an engineer...

The guy at the parts store is not an engineer working for your vehicle manufacturer!

With that said, follow your factory service instructions. That will say to replace the dryer and the same...
07-16-17, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Bill190

Cut out the drywall, make your connections,...

Cut out the drywall, make your connections, replace the drywall.
07-15-17, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Bill190

If they are hiring an IT pro to connect things in...

If they are hiring an IT pro to connect things in their home...

...they probably have a LOT of gizmos and are overloading their circuits. For now try a heavy gauge extension cord (contractor 12...
07-15-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By Bill190

Code or not, ALWAYS place garage doors...

Code or not, ALWAYS place garage doors (especially metal) on a GFCI protected circuit. There have been cases where small children touching a metal garage door were electrocuted.
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Views: 538
Posted By Bill190

Try entering your code and off twice. Like you...

Try entering your code and off twice. Like you would do to turn off an armed system, only turn it off twice in a row.

Also you can remove power and disconnect the battery.

I understand what you...
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Posted By Bill190

When all else fails, read the instructions! ...

When all else fails, read the instructions!

That is product packaging will say which solvent to use for clean-up. Different for various glues.
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Posted By Bill190

Call "they [dish?]" and tell them what they...

Call "they [dish?]" and tell them what they installed is NOT going to work for you. To come back and install the proper splitter for your requirements.
07-13-17, 07:36 AM
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Views: 370
Posted By Bill190

The only reason to run 15 amp circuits is if you...

The only reason to run 15 amp circuits is if you are a contractor and are only providing the minimum required circuits - maximizing your profits!

Every 120v circuit in my house is 20 amp.
07-12-17, 08:28 AM
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Views: 3,367
Posted By Bill190

Some states like Oregon have exemptions to...

Some states like Oregon have exemptions to certain things being on a GFCI like sump pumps and refrigerators/freezers in a basement/garage.

Ask your local electrical inspector if there are any...
07-12-17, 08:19 AM
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Views: 532
Posted By Bill190

For an industrial setting, where they use metal...

For an industrial setting, where they use metal cover plates, ground up is considered safer - should something be plugged in and the metal cover plate falls down, then it would touch the ground pin...
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Views: 510
Posted By Bill190

Try replacing the engine air filter, then the...

Try replacing the engine air filter, then the engine will get more air.
07-10-17, 06:48 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By Bill190

When all else fails, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS! ...

When all else fails, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!

Appliances and so forth come with installation instructions. Read the manuals to properly install these things, install the proper circuits, etc....
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Posted By Bill190

Video camera systems like Swann or Lorex can give...

Video camera systems like Swann or Lorex can give an audible alarm inside your house each time a camera detects motion. You can set these up so they are less sensitive and that they don't pick up...
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Posted By Bill190

Connect DVR to one monitor and display all 16. ...

Connect DVR to one monitor and display all 16.

Use a BNC to coax F connector adapter on the coax from the one camera you want to display on the 2nd monitor. Connect that to a TV coax splitter....
06-23-17, 08:24 AM
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Views: 666
Posted By Bill190

With ANY electric range/cooktop, you need to read...

With ANY electric range/cooktop, you need to read the installation instructions from the manufacturer for the specific model, use the proper size wire from the breaker panel, and use the proper size...
06-22-17, 06:48 AM
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Views: 468
Posted By Bill190

PLEASE pick up a book on electrical wiring at the...

PLEASE pick up a book on electrical wiring at the home improvement store - read it cover to cover! Be sure it includes pages on wiring breaker panels.
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